How does the menstrual cycle affect a woman's mood?

The relationship between the period of the menstrual cycle of and the mood or behavior of a woman has become a byword. Let's check to see if it is not without reason that the swings of the female mood are associated with its monthly cycle.

The first phase of the menstrual cycle

Forces enough for all and at all and even want to perform a feat? No wonder: this burst of energy and energy is characteristic for the first phase of the menstrual cycle, which begins on the 2nd-5th day after the onset of menstruation and lasts 10-14 days( until the egg is finally ripened and its release is ovulation).And it is explained very simply: the level of estrogens( the guarantee of our femininity and beauty, and as it turned out, also of good health!) Is constantly increasing.

But that's not all! Did you notice that it is during these days of the cycle that you like your image in the mirror more than usual? !Exactly! And all because the effect of estrogen availability is not limited. They literally feel skin

on themselves: its elasticity these days is maximum, the content of hyaluronic acid, thanks to which hide small wrinkles - too. Sebaceous glands work on the smallest "turns", and thus the skin is as much as possible protected from an infection. And, as the one that tries to attack us from the outside, and the one that hid inside the sebaceous ducts. That is, the probability of the appearance of a pimple is reduced if not to zero, then to a minimum. By the way, this time is recommended to choose for radical changes of image: your hair possess the maximum degree of stability, and your head of hair - the minimal risk to ponder.

Finally, the last: resistance to temperature changes. It is also maximal. Speech certainly does not mean that you will run in a mini-skirt and without a coat and nothing will happen to you. But the feeling of chill you will definitely feel less.


Ovulation in our body lasts only 24 hours. This period is marked by the release of the egg from the ovary and its solemn procession into the uterine cavity. There it is conveniently located in anticipation of a knight-sperm. But this is physiology. On our health, this period is reflected only by one parameter: increased libido. American researchers have long ago determined that the maximum number of adulterous adulthood falls on this significant day.

As continuous pregnancy is not included in the plans of a modern woman, one way or another comes the next stage: from ovulation to the onset of menstruation. Not very funny - in the literal and figurative sense of the word. And the reason for this, too, as you understand, hormonal: the amount of estrogens decreases, and the amount of progesterone - increases. This hormone is responsible for your midnight vigil at the refrigerator( increased appetite), and for relaxation of the muscles( lowering endurance), and for fluid retention in the body( small swelling).Well, for the mood. It, too, leaves much to be desired. The peak of the negative occurs 2-5 days before the onset of menstruation - the very notorious premenstrual syndrome. As you correctly guessed, the skin also feels the effect of this hormone. Her blood supply gradually increases, the sensitivity to the male spectrum of hormonal scales increases, however, to microbes too. So the risk of developing acne also grows in arithmetic progression. Statistics are inexorable: up to 70% of women note the appearance of pimples in the second half of the cycle.

Hormones and mood

Progesterone - a hormone is very specific, because the body's response to it often depends on a variety of factors. For example, depression and mood changes are most often felt by slender women. And the attacks of wolf hunger are experienced by those representatives of the weaker sex who, with this same appetite, lead a life-long war. Finally, the older we become, the sharper we feel all these influences. It's sad, but what can you do. However, to drop your hands is not in our rules, right?! Therefore, here's a simple and reliable way to combat the above-mentioned phenomena: a sauna or a sauna. Yes Yes! First, it will help to eliminate puffiness and excess weight. Secondly( yes even in a good company!) - will improve the mood. And thirdly, it will perfectly remove all the toxins from your body - the skin will be satisfied.